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United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Alexandria Jordan LOCKWOOD, Appellant v. FAMILY, UNDISCLOSED FAMILY MEMBERS OF Alexandria LOCKWOOD with knowledge or complicity in crimes and violence against her, et al., Appellees

No. 17-7121

Decided: January 19, 2018

BEFORE: Tatel and Millett, Circuit Judges, and Ginsburg, Senior Circuit Judge Alexandria Jordan Lockwood, Pro Se


This appeal was considered on the record from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and on the brief filed by appellant. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2); D.C. Cir. Rule 34(j). It is

ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the district court's order filed August 4, 2017 be affirmed. The district court did not abuse its discretion by dismissing appellant's complaint without prejudice for failure to comply with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a), which requires “a short and plain statement of the claim showing that the pleader is entitled to relief, in order to give the defendant fair notice of what the ․ claim is and the grounds upon which it rests.” Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 555, 127 S.Ct. 1955, 167 L.Ed.2d 929 (2007) (internal quotation marks omitted); see also Ciralsky v. CIA, 355 F.3d 661, 668-71 (D.C. Cir. 2004). The dismissal without prejudice allows appellant to file a new complaint, as she indicates she has already done.

Pursuant to D.C. Circuit Rule 36, this disposition will not be published. The Clerk is directed to withhold issuance of the mandate herein until seven days after resolution of any timely petition for rehearing or petition for rehearing en banc. See Fed. R. App. P. 41(b); D.C. Cir. Rule 41.

Per Curiam

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